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  • Premier Icon postierich
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    If you still have the beard I might be a mate for a day!

    Yep, at SSUK09, just to avoid you getting mixed up, i will be the bloke in a pink frock and strappy heels on a single speed bike. Errr that should narrow things down to about 20 of us then.

    Premier Icon ton
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    mike, look out for me, i am quite noticable… 8)

    Premier Icon miketually
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    Are you a singlespeed Billy No Mates, like me?

    Should we arrange a meet-up?

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    If you still have the beard I might be a mate for a day!

    The beard got trimmed down on Tuesday night, for an interview yesterday, but I’ll be leaving it till SSUK now.

    Yep, at SSUK09, just to avoid you getting mixed up, i will be the bloke in a pink frock and strappy heels on a single speed bike. Errr that should narrow things down to about 20 of us then.

    I’ll be the guy with a beard riding an Inbred. There won’t be many, I’m sure.

    mike, look out for me, i am quite noticable

    Will do ton, cheers. Big white transit?

    father
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    I’m the fat old guy with the tall son!

    Premier Icon funkynick
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    I’ll be all on my todd after everyone else who was supposed to be going (you know who you are) are washing their hair that weekend, so was going to reply to this thread…

    But having seen some of the replies I am now not so sure… 😯

    Premier Icon miketually
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    But having seen some of the replies I am now not so sure…

    You weren’t expecting deviants at SSUK? 🙂

    Premier Icon funkynick
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    Oh… I was expecting deviants, I was at SSUK ’06 after all, just not that kind! 😉

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    Mike you’re welcome to meet up with The Knights of Niche if you want.

    Premier Icon miketually
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    Mike you’re welcome to meet up with The Knights of Niche if you want.

    I’ll be on a kiddie wheel bike. Will I be niche enough? 🙂

    Premier Icon tommid
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    Is any one else up on the Friday and if so where are you staying?

    Miketually- I realised the iother day that we rode SSUK06 together or should I say we walked the first hill together. I have lost a bit of weight since then thank god.

    Funky Nick rode with us…

    So I will look forward to seeing you guys there. A small group of us are coming from Cambridge, but it may be at different times so I may be a billy for a night.

    ton: mike, look out for me, i am quite noticable

    particularly when he sits on your knee…

    Premier Icon BigDummy
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    Mike, you have a perfect niche-steed. Why are you not riding it? 😀

    ski
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    tommid – our scrumpers of three are planning to make a long weekend of it, no camp site booked yet!

    We were thinking of trying to make up a offroad route to the coast for a few errr refreshments 😉

    [any locals that could help up plan a route, much appreciated]

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    Miketually- I realised the iother day that we rode SSUK06 together or should I say we walked the first hill together. I have lost a bit of weight since then thank god

    I’ve got much more singlespeedy since then – I can ride that hill now, then wait for my brother on his big bike:

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    Mike, you have a perfect niche-steed. Why are you not riding it?

    The Solitude is ace, but the 29er tyres I got for it are just too big for V brakes when used on narrow rims. I get a little while out of the pads, then the arms catch on the side of the tyre. There’re nice grooves in the brake arms now. Some wider rims would fix it, but I can’t really justify the cash when I have another bike. The thinner tyres are going back on and I’m going back to using it as a monstercross, which is what it’s really meant for.

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    We were thinking of trying to make up a offroad route to the coast for a few errr refreshments

    Is that not the plan for the ‘official’ Saturday ride out?

    Aidan
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    I’m going up there on my tod 🙁

    Hopefully, it’ll be a friendly niche to hang out in. Weirdly, like funkynick, I haven’t been since 06.

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    Hopefully, it’ll be a friendly niche to hang out in. Weirdly, like funkynick, I haven’t been since 06

    I was there in 06 and 07. Felt a bit swamped by non-SS at 07, but had fun despite breaking my bike on lap 1; hoping this is like 06.

    Premier Icon Andy
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    Another nomates here. First timer as well – cant wait though, as it sounds like it will be a hoot!! i’ll be riding an On One Volvo Biscuit Biege colour.

    Will be there friday so would be keen to hook up with some STWers.

    pink frock and strappy heels

    *starts thinking about outfit…..*

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    The Solitude is ace, but the 29er tyres I got for it are just too big for V brakes when used on narrow rims. I get a little while out of the pads, then the arms catch on the side of the tyre.

    Try putting an extra spacer between the brake block and the brake arm.
    Or I can give you a pair of tyres that’re a bit narrower if you want.

    BTW I think your cargo bike might make you too niche for us guys. 😉

    Premier Icon funkynick
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    Can we have a Solitude owners meet too? :o)

    Tommid… I apologise now at being crap with names and faces so say hello when you see me.. 😳

    sheldona
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    Stu was your mouth out! “too niche” WTF, take a thousand lashes from the nichestick!

    Anyway bikes with more tubes than they need is the new niche! You should know this you ride a Jones, that’s got enough tubing for a cargobike, they just forgot to stretch it.

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    Sheldon.

    shouldn’t you be working? 😉

    Premier Icon D0NK
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    I shall be there and yes I’m a B.N.M.SSer, no beard tho. My first time at an ssuk and only the second race event I’ve entered (HTN was my first) looking forward to it.

    Felt a bit swamped by non-SS at 07

    was everyone on geared bikes? Had you got lost and ended up at the wrong race? 🙂

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    was everyone on geared bikes? Had you got lost and ended up at the wrong race?

    It was part of Bristol Bike Fest, so lots of non-SSers at a huge event. MAde it harder to locate the weirdos.

    marsdenman
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    erm…… looking a the Forestry.gov website (to locate Dalby.. may come have a look see…) I note, with concern, that the only event they list for June is ‘Badger Watching’………

    is a badger the new name for the niche-est of niche products…….. or just a facial hair reference….. 😆

    sheldona
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    Sheldon.

    shouldn’t you be working? [:wink:]
    No I’ve been flying back today!

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    I’m Tom second in the line behing tiLover Tom. I think Funky Nick is behind me and Miketually behind Nick.

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    I’m Tom second in the line behing tiLover Tom. I think Funky Nick is behind me and Miketually behind Nick.

    Yes, that’s me in fourth place – red helmet, blue shorts. Embarrassingly, I’ll possibly be wearing the same shorts next month, three years later.

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    Ok, so my plan is to look for ton and his bog white van and head toward that. Are other SSUK Billys going to do the same? Ton’s probably the biggest single feature on the race site, so seems like a good target 😉

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    We can have a long bike love in Mike 🙂

    clubber
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    it was easy to id the ssers in 07. They were the ones trying really hard to be wacky and crazy. 😉
    Great event but seriously there really is a bit of a lame undercurrent of “look at me, i really am different” rather than just enjoying the silliness of it all.

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    We can have a long bike love in Mike

    She’s going to be staying at home – don’t think a 65 mile ride home starting after the 6pm prize-giving is going to work, so I’m on the train.

    Premier Icon bakey
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    I’m on my own too…my first SSUK

    Premier Icon funkynick
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    Aaaaaah.. gotcha… and yes, that is me just behind you, but it took me a while to work out what the hell I was wearing as I don’t have any red tops with white cuffs… then I remembered it was the bandage I had on after my slight Dyfi excursion…

    And this is really spooky, but that pic shows my race number as 37 back in ’06 and I’ve just checked, I’m number 37 again on the ’09 list on the website…

    I’m kinda freaked out by that… especially as that’s how old I am…

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Premier Icon funkynick
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    bakey… just join in, everyone is kinda weird, but in a good way.. 😀

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    it was easy to id the ssers in 07. They were the ones trying really hard to be wacky and crazy…

    Must have been a different event to the one I attended. The wacky ones were all those deadly serious geared riders – bikes are supposed to be fun.

    My main impression though was loads of nice people.

    colnagokid
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    Would have been a Billy, but a busted shoulder has put paid to my SSUK debut (and SS debut) Was looking forward to it too….

    father
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    Does anyone remember who finished fourth at SSUK 06?

    father
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    Does anyone remember who finished fourth at SSUK 06?

    father
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    Can I remember what I was doing three minutes ago?

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    Does anyone remember who finished fourth at SSUK 06?

    I did. I was also officially most singlespeedy.

    ninkynonk
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    dragging it back to the original thread, my mate will be riding a Jones.

    Am i better pretending i’m on my own?

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